Much ado about Shakespeare part 1: Macbeth - Christopher Eccleston, Niamh Cusack and Polly Findlay

Welcome to Much ado about Shakespeare, a brand new podcast from The Telegraph in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company

We’ll be exploring our undying fascination with the world’s greatest playwright, giving you a peek behind the curtain on forthcoming RSC productions and hosting discussions about topics that are as relevant now as they were in Shakespeare’s day.

In the first episode, The Telegraph's Ben Lawrence goes behind the scenes of Polly Findlay's brand new production of Macbeth (which opens in Stratford-upon-Avon on March 13 and will be broadcast live in cinemas on April 11) and talks to Findlay and its two stars Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack.

Much ado about Shakespeare podcast - Credit: Telegraph
Much ado about Shakespeare podcast Credit: Telegraph

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Join us for two more podcasts on Macbeth in which we will be talking to Polly Findlay and Oxford academic Emma Smith about the role of women in Macbeth (available from March 7), and for a unique take on the curse of the Scottish play from Horrible Histories creator Terry Deary (available from March 9).

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